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2024 MRI Field Day

MRI enjoyed hosting our fifth annual Field Day on Friday, May 10th, 2024. We opened our doors to the community to share lunch, field games, basketball, kickball, treats, and more. This year, President/CEO Amy Bliefnick presented three awards: the Individual of Impact Award, the Employee of Excellence Award, and the Champions of Change Award. The […]

Posted: May 17, 2024 | View More »

MRI Kids Opens Registration for Summer Programs at New Location

We are excited to share that registration for MRI Kids Summer Programming is open! Programs include Camp Earth, Speech, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Skills Camp, and our year-long program, Parents Night Out! For details on each program, click below. All programming will take place at our new location at 1811 S. Taylor, Decatur, IL 62521. […]

Posted: April 25, 2024 | View More »

Help MRI Paint the Town Orange!

March is celebrated nationally as Developmental Disability Awareness Month, and we need your help to raise awareness in our community! We are happy to announce our second annual “Paint the Town Orange” week will take place from March 18th – 22nd. Paint the Town Orange is a weeklong effort designed to raise awareness and highlight […]

Posted: February 21, 2024 | View More »

Night to Shine was an Evening to Remember!

Night to Shine was a stunning success thanks to our partners First Christian Church, GT Church, and the Tim Tebow Foundation! This unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs has been the highlight of the year for many people we serve, and this year’s event did not disappoint! With over 300 honored guests […]

Posted: February 21, 2024 | View More »

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). During NDEAM and throughout the year, it is critical to recognize the impact that people with disabilities have on our community. The people we serve want to be valued and appreciated for their work, just like anyone else. Employment creates increased feelings of independence, self-worth, and pride. […]

Posted: October 25, 2023 | View More »

MRI Hosts 31st Annual Charity Golf Outing

Monday, September 11, 2023, Macon Resources hosted our 31st Annual Outing at South Side Country Club! We had a beautiful day to play golf, and we sincerely thank the golfers and sponsors who made our event possible. Winners are listed below. Winners: Proximity Prizes (Corrected at 3 PM): Raffles 50/50 We are so grateful to […]

Posted: September 12, 2023 | View More »

MRI Hosts Field Day

MRI hosted the 4th annual Field Day in their outdoor activity center, Meaningful Meadows, on May 12th, 2023. The community was invited to enjoy lunch, games, basketball, kickball, and ice cream! During the fun-filled afternoon, President/CEO Amy Bliefnick presented three awards. The first award presented was the Champions of Change Award. This was given to […]

Posted: May 16, 2023 | View More »

Impact Story: Meet Fred

Fred has enjoyed being a bell ringer for several years but was honored to be recognized as the top earner per hour from MRI this season. Fred always brings his biggest smile and warmest “Merry Christmas” when he rings bells, with his time this season totaling 32 hours! After Fred was presented with his special […]

Posted: February 8, 2023 | View More »

MRI Hosts Third Annual Field Day

After postponing the regularly scheduled field day in May due to weather, Macon Resources was thrilled to finally host community Field Day on September 8, 2022. Along with regularly scheduled events like the cookout, music, and kickball, MRI also presented two inaugural awards. The first award presented on Field Day was the Champions of Change […]

Posted: September 19, 2022 | View More »

The ADA’S 31st Anniversary

Today, July 26th, is the Americans with Disabilities Act 31st Anniversary. MRI is proud to provide services that support the ADA and excited to celebrate 31 years of having the ADA in place! MRI works to reflect the ADA’s mission into our own. Meaningful Meadows, employment programs, community participation programs, and transportation services are a […]

Posted: July 26, 2021 | View More »